Much more than just a city of romance, Paris is a global center for fashion, art, and culture. Choc-a-bloc with landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre-Dame cathedral, it’s great to just walk the streets and soak it in. Whether you stroll along the river Seine, down wide boulevards or back streets, you’re bound to find something charming and alluring. There is so much culture here that no matter how many times you go, you feel something different every time.
With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that Paris is on our to-go-to lists, even if we’ve been before! The only challenge is finding somewhere to stay. Paris is known for being very expensive, so to help you find a place to lay your head, we’ve crafted a list of the where to stay in Paris that will suit every type of budget range.
Best Budget Places to Stay in Paris
Young and Happy Hostel & Budget Hotel
Room Type: Dorms
Near: Arènes de Lutèce
As the name suggests, Young and Happy Hostel is a hip, happy and social place to be. Ideal for the budget traveler in all aspects, you get a comfortable dorm bed to sleep in and the surrounding area is full of bars, cafés, and restaurants. Talking about location, it’s pretty perfect. Not only are you in the foodie hub of Paris, you’re also a walk away from the Pantheon, Notre Dame, and metro stations. Located in the Latin Quarter, you can easily spend your days admiring the beautiful architecture and exploring Paris. When you come back to the hostel to rest, you can chill in the lounge in the basement, kick back in the bar or hit the town!
Le Montclair Montmartre Hostel & Budget Hotel
Room Type: Dorms|Double|Twin|Triple|Family Rooms
Le Montclair Montmartre Hostel and Budget Hotel looks like just another stunning Parisian building in Paris, but inside it is a charming mix of traditional and modern accommodation. A great budget option, this hostel offers common areas to socialize, including a games room with a football table! The rooms are a mix of traditional or modern, but each is very clean, stylish and more importantly, comfortable. Some rooms include breakfast in the rate, so expect croissants and baguettes with a lot of spreads! Perfect for getting you through the day! This hostel is particularly known for its nice atmosphere and convenient location.
The Loft Boutique Hotel & Hostel
Room Type: Dorms|Twin|Triple Rooms
Near: Gare du Nord
When you think of The Loft Boutique Hostel in Paris, the words modern, trendy and colorful come to mind! Situated in the 20th district of Paris, The Loft is widely known as the place to go to meet people; you’ll find groups of people who have just met hanging in the breakfast or bar area, outside on the terrace or on their balconies. The rooms here are very minimalist but the colorful decoration makes them another ideal spot to chill. If you want to include a simple French breakfast with your booking, it only costs $4! With its affordable price, ideal location and friendly atmosphere, why wouldn’t you stay here?
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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Paris
Room Type: Double Rooms
Near: Gare de Lyon
If you want value for your money, Nadaud Hotel is a perfect option. Located in central Paris, with metro stations, great local restaurants, and shops literally on your doorstep, this place has is definitely worth checking out! The hotel itself is spotless and welcoming, but it is the staff that really makes you feel at home. If all you need is an amicable atmosphere and an expert to ask for advice and recommendations, this place should be at the top of your list. The spacious rooms here are minimalist and equally spotless, with incredible views over the town square or of the Eiffel Tower! A continental breakfast is included in some rooms, which you can eat in the dining area or in the comfort of your room.
Room Type: Single|Double|Triple Rooms|Superior Double Rooms
Near: Gare du Nord
Another great value for money (yes it is possible in Paris!), is the District République hotel which has been coined by some as the “best boutique hotel in Paris!” Located close by to the Canal Saint-Martin, this area has many nice walks to do, whilst still offering metro connections to the rest of Paris. This modern hotel offers everything you would want from a hotel: lounge areas, comfortable rooms, a nice breakfast and an airport shuttle service. The rooms here are sizeable for Paris, and their neutral color scheme give them a very open and refreshing ambiance. Now all that is left to do is to find out if this is the best boutique hotel in Paris!
Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village
Room Type: Single|Double|Twin|Triple Rooms
Near: Musée des Arts Forains
Nice area? Check. Close to metro stations? Check. Modern? Double check! An affordable hotel option, Kyriad Hotel is located in the heart of Bercy district, where you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, and a cinema. Surrounded by museums and culture, it’s no wonder that this hotel reflects this inside with its modern furnishings and stylish decor. The hotel offers stylish and comfortable rooms, a gym and a hefty American breakfast buffet. The highlight of this place though is the communal areas. The bar and restaurant are incredibly modern, with colorful and quirky furnishings. Overall this is just a fun place to stay!
Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Paris
As Audrey Hepburn would put it, a trip to Paris is always a good idea. Known as the most romantic city in the world, Paris is the center of quaint streets, charming boulangeries, cafes, Michelin-starred gastronomical delights, and more importantly, luxurious hotels. Everywhere you go, this city exudes with style, culture, and elegance.
Whether you frequent the city or it’s your first time, it has a way of enchanting you with its iconic architecture, art, and grandeur. Trust us, we would know. Because ever since we first set foot in Paris, we’ve found ourselves coming back over and over again. While there is definitely no shortage of luxury hotels in Paris, choosing which one to stay in can be quite daunting. To help you out, here are a few of our top picks and personal recommendations to help you see Paris in style.
Room Type: Superior|Executive|Classic|Double|Twin Rooms|Junior Suite|Suite Avenues|Imperial Suites
Near: Arc de Triomphe
The Napoleon Hotel in Paris is just a short walk to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. As you can imagine, being located in such an extravagant and prestige area, the hotel itself is extremely elegant and lavish. All areas are tastefully decorated with elegant furnishings, which also extends to the rooms. The stylish rooms are of a generous size, with giant marble bathrooms and views of the Avenue de Friedland or the hotel’s courtyard.
As well as looking incredible, the hotel also offers a popular a la carte restaurant, bar and cafe, a fitness center and a sheltered terrace with a fountain. Yep, you heard me, its own fountain! If you can bare to leave the hotel, take a stroll down the Champs-Elysées and gawk at the shopping brands from Cartier and Chanel to Burberry and Louis Vuitton!
Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
Room Type: Superior|Deluxe|Executive|Double|King Rooms|Classic|Deluxe Suites
Near: Jacquemart-Andre Museum
Another luxury hotel just a 10-minute walk from the Champs-Elysées, is the art deco hotel, Hotel du Collectioner. Everything screams luxury in this hotel from its tasteful furnishings to its overall professional look. This also extends to the facilities in the hotel, where you can relax at the spa, work out at the gym, have drinks at the Purple Bar, or taste the local delicacies at the restaurant. If you are an executive guest, you get to enjoy even more perks.
With access to the Executive Lounge, you can indulge yourself with free breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening drinks! Did I mention that this lounge also has a terrace with city views? Oh yeah. The rooms themselves are also just as elegant and professional, with massive marble bathrooms, private terraces with views of the city and a personal smartphone with unlimited domestic and international phone calls. How cool is that?
Room Type: Deluxe|Superior|Prestige|Double|Family Rooms|Junior|Prestige Suites
Near: Musee de l’Orangerie
Located right in the heart of the opera district, the luxurious Regina Hotel overlooks the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. Surrounded by luxury boutiques and museums, the hotel’s interior reflects the elegance of the area. Full of graceful decor and period furniture, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into another world at the Regina. Once you enter your room, your mind will be blown all over again. These massive rooms are decorated just as tastefully, comprising of a big bed, period furniture, and an incredibly spacious bathroom.
The staff will also leave you a bowl of fruit and chocolate every day which is a nice touch. The hotel offers both continental and buffet breakfasts, a French restaurant and a typically British Lounge Bar serving teas and pastries! If this isn’t cool enough, why not use the additional service where you can rent a bike or limousine? We could all do with some classy transport every once in a while.
Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris
Location: 5-minute walk from Avenue Champs Elysées, 8th arr.
Amenities: Sauna | Steam | Spa
Restaurants: Supervised by Michelin Star chef Alain Ducasse
Alongside with other luxurious hotels in Paris stands the Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris, a five-star icon featuring only the best of the best. With well-decorated bedrooms, plasma TV screens with over 200 on-demand movies, all the way to a choice between five different types of pillows to ensure a good night’s sleep this hotel is top notch. Furthermore, the staff in Hotel Plaza Athenee are remarkably attentive and helpful.
The bedrooms are decorated in French Regency Style, finishing it up with small touches like fruits and fresh flowers delivered daily. However, aside from the superb meals that are available in their 5 restaurants, the best part about this hotel is its location. Within five minutes, you can be shopping by Champs Elysées or leisurely strolling through quaint cafes and cobblestone streets until you reach the iconic Eiffel Tower 15 minutes away.
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Location: Champs Elysées, 8th arr.
Amenities: (Massage | Spa | Fitness Center)
Restaurants: Home to three restaurants, one of which, Le Cinq has 3 Michelin Stars
Located right by Champs-Elysées, this five-star hotel boasts of stunning private terraces with only the best views showing off Paris. Their rooms are extravagant, palatial, and nothing short of beautiful. Apart from the luxurious bedroom amenities, the hotel has three popular restaurants, one of which has earned three Michelin stars frequented by local Parisians for its fantastic service and quality of food.
For business goers, the Four Seasons extends round the clock assistance for any business or travel arrangements. The concierge here goes above and beyond to help you arrange anything from dinner reservations to museum tickets. The Four Seasons is definitely a great choice when in Paris.
Location: 500 m from Tuileries Garden, 1st arr
Amenities: Spa | Turkish Bath | Sauna | Massage
Pool: Heated Pool | Indoor Pool
Restaurants: Brasserie Réjane featuring classic French cuisine
Located 500m away from the iconic Tuileries Garden, this contemporary five-star hotel features fabulously designed rooms, a spa, pool, sauna, and massage rooms. Apart from the modern and contemporary feel, guests are also issued with smartphones complete with internet access and unlimited International phone calls if needed.
The hotel’s Grand Salon is the perfect place to enjoy tea, or light Mediterranean dishes and cocktails. If you’re looking for something more traditional, the Rejane Brasserie features classic French breakfast meals perfect for starting your day. If you’re looking for a modern and intimate place to stay while in Paris, the Nolinski Paris hotel is a great choice as it exudes both style and personality.
Location: Latin Quarter, 6th arr.
Spa Services: Massage
Restaurants: Breakfast Room
If you’re looking for something with a little bit more character and privacy, the Hôtel D’Aubusson located in the Latin Quarter provides just that. With a trendy jazz bar and courtyard with a fountain, this hotel is a great choice while in Paris. The rooms are beautifully decorated boasting of stylish interiors. However, for us, the best part about this lovely hotel is the outdoor courtyard full of fresh flowers and the full English breakfast served with freshly baked bread and croissants. How Parisian can you get? Between the relaxing yet lively atmosphere, this is one of our top picks for luxurious hotels without breaking the bank.
Hotel The Peninsula Paris
Location: 400 m from the Arc de Triomphe, 16th arr.
Amenities: Massage | Spa | Fitness Center | Sauna
Pool: Indoor Pool |Hot tub | Jacuzzi | Turkish Baths
Restaurants: Three available restaurants featuring French and Chinese cuisine
The Hotel Peninsula Paris without a doubt is one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris. Located a mere 400 m away from the Arc de Triomphe, the best part about this hotel is the 360° views of the rooftop restaurant. The jaw-dropping views of the Eiffel Tower and the rest of Paris from here make it one of our favorite spots from cocktails. The hotel has 200 rooms, with each one decorated stylishly equipped with ample luggage and wardrobe space.
Guests have raved about the level of attentiveness of the staff and the level of service. Apart from that, the hotel also boasts of a 22m indoor pool and spa where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing or shopping. Their restaurants and bars are frequented by both tourists and locals, making it one of the places to be while in Paris.
Grand Hôtel Du Palais Royal
Location: 200m from the Louvre Museum, 1st arr.
Amenities: Massage | Spa | Fitness Center
Restaurants: Le Lulli serving classic French Cuisine for lunch
The best thing about the Grand Hôtel Du Palais Royal Hotel is its proximity to some of the classic iconic landmarks in Paris. Despite being built in the 18th century, the entire hotel oozes of style and comfort with its rooms being so incredibly well decorated. A delicious breakfast buffet is served daily consisting of a variety of pastries and other freshly made goods which is a highlight for guests staying in the hotel. With everything so impeccably organized and well decorated, a stay in this hotel is a great choice for those who are going to Paris. The best part about this hotel is the fact that it was once the Opera of the Palais Royal, where Molière finished his career. Talk about culture and style!
La Clef Louvre
Location: 500 m from the Louvre Museum, 1st arr.
Amenities: Fitness Center
If there is one thing that makes La Clef Louvre stand out, it is the fantastic level of attentiveness of their staff. The service here is impeccable with guests making note of the fantastic service they receive. Apart from the wonderful service, the location of the hotel is fantastic making it an ideal place to base yourself for a few days while in Paris. A buffet breakfast including fresh and local produce is laid out daily for guests to enjoy. Some Suites are huge including fully functioning kitchens and a lounge area. For those looking to stay somewhere luxurious without having to spend thousands of dollars, this is one of our top picks.
Le Burgundy Paris
Location: 50 m from Rue Saint-Honoré, 1st arr.
Amenities: Massage | Spa | Sauna| Fitness Center
Pool: Indoor Pool | Hot tub | Jacuzzi
Restaurants: Michelin Star Restaurant Le Baudelaire
With only 59 rooms available in the hotel, expect a high level of service and class, carried throughout the entire place. As the hotel says, nothing is left to chance. The highest level of service and attention to detail is given in this luxuriously stylish hotel. Everything from the Michelin Star restaurant to the beautiful breakfast buffet full of homemade pastries from the hotel’s resident pastry chef. The spa and indoor pool is a relaxing haven for those who want to unwind and pamper. The rooms are beautifully decorated to the best standards ensuring that guests are met with luxury and style.
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Location: Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, 15th arr.
Amenities: Fitness Center
In terms of location, nothing can beat the 4 star Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel. Located right at the foot of the Parisian icon, some rooms boast of jaw-dropping views of the Eiffel Tower. The rooms are simple, modern, all while providing a certain level of comfort and style. While I could talk about the fantastic terrace and restaurant, the best feature of this hotel are the balconies where you can gaze at the Eiffel Tower all day. The staff here are very attentive yet unobtrusive during your stay. Definitely a great option for those looking for a central place to stay in.
Location: Montmartre district, 9th arr.
Amenities: Massage | Spa
Pool: Indoor Pool | Turkish Bath
Restaurants: Fully serviced restaurants and cocktail bar
For those looking for a trendier stay, the Montmartre district is the perfect location boasting of endless cafes, bars, and lively nightlife. The Hôtel Maison Souquet is an exclusive Parisian townhouse elegantly decorated in a Belle Époque theme. The rooms are uniquely decorated and are beautifully outfitted with all the necessary amenities. Guests have noted the hotels lavish interiors and impeccable level of discretion and service. Being a stone throw away from Moulin Rouge and the other main attractions of the Montmartre district, this place is definitely a gem perfect for young couples looking for something different.
Prince de Galles
Location: 200 m from the Champs-Élysées Avenue, 8th arr.
Amenities: Fitness Center | Massage
Pool: Steam | Turkish Bath
Restaurants: La Scène, a Michelin-starred restaurant
Located in the popular Champs-Élysées Avenue, this five-star hotel is perfect for those who want to stay right where the action is. The rooms are beautifully decorated with some suites equipped with private balconies boasting of stunning views of Paris. Apart from the beautiful rooms, the hotel also has a popular restaurant, the La Scène, a Michelin Star restaurant frequented by both locals and guests. Apart from the fantastic luxurious facilities, guests are also given free access to the fitness center and hammam for some rest and relaxation.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Location: Seine and facing the Eiffel Tower, 16th arron.
Amenities: Spa |Fitness Center | Massage
Pool: Indoor Pool | Turkish Bath
Restaurants: Three restaurants boasting of both French and Chinese cuisine
Naturally, there would be no best luxurious hotels list complete without featuring the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Elegantly decorated, this hotel is an institution both in Paris and all over the world. Featuring an indoor pool, a spa, and a myriad of restaurants featuring a Michelin-starred chef, the Shangri-la is one of the best places to stay in Paris. Located a stone throw away from Place Trocadero, everything in Paris is easily accessible. With guests complimenting the fantastic service rendered by the staff, a stay here while in Paris is sure to be a good bet.
Location: Notre Dame, 6th arron.
Amenities: Spa |Fitness Center | Massage | Sauna
Pool: Hot tub | Jacuzzi
Restaurants: Breakfast Area | Bar
This 16th-century mansion is a unique pick for luxurious places to stay in Paris. Located in the heart of Paris’ most vibrant neighborhood, the Relais Christine boasts of 48 individually decorated rooms and suites. Guests are given complimentary bicycles so you are free to discover the best of Paris in true Parisian style. Located less than half a kilometer from the famous Notre Dame cathedral, this place is central yet still quietly tucked away in a quiet street. Apart from the beautiful rooms, guests also have access to a spa, sauna, and treatment area. This hotel is highly recommended for those who are looking for a quiet yet enjoyable stay as they benefit from the personal and intimate level of service and attentiveness the staff provides.
Sofitel Paris Arc De Triomphe
Location: 450 m from the Arc de Triomphe, 8th arron.
Amenities: Fitness Center
Restaurants: Les Cocottes Modern French cuisine
Located within walking distance to all the luxury boutiques on Champs Elysées, the Sofitel Paris features ridiculously comfortable spaces, merging both style and comfort seamlessly in their hotel. The bedrooms are equipped with memory foam mattresses, Bose speakers, all while boasting of beautiful and timeless decor. The restaurants have a carefully designed menu by chef Christian Constant offering modern bistro type meals. This place is definitely a great pick for those who are looking for a pleasant stay while in Paris.
Location: 600 m away from Louvre Museum, 1st arron.
Amenities: Fitness Center | Sauna | Spa
Pool: Turkish Bath
Restaurants: Restaurant by famous chef Alain Ducasse
Last but certainly not the least is the Le Meurice located right in the center of Paris. This hotel offers a 2-star Michelin restaurant as well as a spa, fitness center, and a variety of massage treatments. The rooms are stunningly decorated in typical French fashion but have modern and contemporary twists. Popular Alain Ducasse is the head chef of their main restaurant, offering up delicious gastronomical delights. For a lighter ambiance, their bar which has live jazz music every evening boasts of over 300 different kinds of cocktails and libations for guests to enjoy.
While the choices for luxurious hotels in Paris are plentiful, only a select hand few are worth the title. The choices listed above were all carefully curated based on their location, amenities, decor, and level of service. With all of these great options for hostels and hotels, you just have to find which one is right for you. Related: A Guide to Paris Arrondissements
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